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Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
and medicare from his list of priorities, and what, as my friend from tennessee pointed out, we have a $16 trillion debt. and for to us say that we're not going to do anything about spending when we all know that spending is the biggest problem we have in this agreement, again, that is throwing kerosene on the fire that's on the other side of the capitol and that's my republican colleagues on the other side of the aisle who have committed and pledged to their constituents that we will end this hemaging that -- hemorrhaging that we call spending which has given us the greatest debt in the history of this country. so i guess i would ask my colleague from south carolina, who is usually very modest and reticent in explaining his views particularly in various media outlets of his view on this situation. mr. graham: thank you, senator. i guess my first view is it's better not to go over the cliff than to go over the cliff, but it's also important, as you just said, to understand what we've accomplished. let's assume for a moment and let's hope that this is a good assumption that we reach an agre
Jan 27, 2013 10:30am EST
: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: i wonder if i might impose a question to the republican leader if he'd retake the floor. mr. mcconnell: i'd be happy to respond. mr. alexander: i want to congratulate the kwepbl for -- congratulate the republican leader for his remarks, but here is my question: we've arrived at a time when we have a newly elected president who's had a fine inaugural day. he has an agenda that heants to follow which he announced in his inaugural address. it's not an agenda but most of us on this side agree with, but he has an agenda he wants to follow in the second term, all of which would ensure in his eyes his legacy as a president. but isn't there one thing that in order to get to that agenda or any other thing he and we have to do, and that is to address that red? and isn't the very best time -- isn't the very best time to do something difficult, something nobody wants to talk about, something that's hard, isn't the best time to do that at a time when we have divided government, a democratic president, a republican house, and 30 or 40 or 50 of us senators on b
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
for colleges and universities. in our state of tennessee, 30 years ago, the state paid 70% of the cost of going to the university of tennessee. today it pays 30%, and medicaid is the chief culprit. now, everyone knows this. i mean, the president's own debt commission has told him this and suggested a way to deal with it. 40 or 50 of us on both sides of the aisle have been working together, meeting together and having dinner together, writing bills together trying to come up with plans to do it. senator corker, my colleague from tennessee, has developed a bill which i am his prime cosponsor which says over the next ten years we have found a way to strengthen medicare and other entitlements by reducing the growth in spending. we understand this. we passed a budget control act a couple of years ago. people said they didn't like it. well, it wasn't so bad because it took 38%, 39% of the budget, which is all of our discretionary spending. this is national defense, national parks, national labs. it's going up about the re of the -- of inflation. this is before we get to the so-called sequester. but w
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
in chattanooga, tennessee. volkswagen wants to expand up to a million vehicles a year in the united states. there is some expectation they can't unless they put on a new building. host: and observation says g.m. sales up to government were up 79% but how does that contribute as far as overall sales? guest: fleet sales are still important for g.m., ford and chrysler and toyota. they can make up to a third of total sales. in the past, sales were seen as a pressure release valve. there were considered unprofitable sales. there were considered a way to keep a factory running. and the costlout's of the past couple years, that you changed a bit. -- view changed a bit. the companies do not have nearly as much unused factory capacity. the sales are seen as not as much of a burden as they once were. host: what is it looking like, employment was, within these major companies? guest: the auto industry added 4000 manufacturing jobs. it is not up to nearly word was before the crash of 2008. there is a chance for extended employment. you cannot get to the sales figures they're expecting without bringing
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am EST
psychiatrists. we have been providing services since 2002 in the state of tennessee. no services are getting out to counties where we cannot hire fisher since -- physicians. it is 2014 as we sit here today. we need to bring -- align our payment strings with our current technology. we are not permitted in tennessee to provide tele- counseling services. i can provide tele-psychiatry. and work alongside a practitioner into medication management. i cannot provide counseling services remotely through tele- health and get reimbursed. it is 2014. we have 12 years of experience on the psychiatry side. we cannot seem to move out of the current limitations around the services. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, you all for your testimony. you know in your written testimony there are a number of barriers to access to children's mental health services, specifically you recommend. funding streams that encourage centers two inch - to partner with community organizations. i am introducing a bill called the mental health in schools act. it does that exactly. by providing grant funds for schools to partner w
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